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Apply for Local Member Councils or ULI NEXT

Applications for ULI NEXT and Local Member Councils will stay open through December. Apply now! ULI NEXT The ULI NEXT initiative actively engages Members who are generally within the 35-45 age range in meaningful leadership, educational, and a network building activities group. NEXT “Flights” survey a broad range of topics within the industry. Learn more about or apply for ULI NEXT HERE. Local Member Councils Local Member Councils are designed to engage members across all ages based on their expertise and passion within the land use industry.   Local Member Councils are topically focused, multidisciplinary groups that meet regularly to exchange ideas, … Read More

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Paulette Gibbins Named new Executive Director of ULI Austin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brian Dolezal Hahn Public Communications for ULI Austin (512) 344-2035 or 619-6742 bdolezal@hahnpublic.com ULI AUSTIN SELECTS PAULETTE GIBBINS AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AUSTIN, Texas – Oct. 3, 2017 – The Austin District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) announced today it has selected 18-year structural engineering veteran and community leader Paulette Gibbins to lead the organization as executive director. Gibbins joins ULI Austin after nearly five years as director of business development for Structures, an established local structural engineering firm. Gibbins was responsible for strategic planning, annual business … Read More

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Steinwedell Thanks ULI for 4 Great Years

ULI Austin, It is with great anticipation and some sadness that I leave ULI to launch Affordable Central Texas and the Austin Housing Conservancy.  Thank you to each of you for your incredible support these past four years.  I have had a blast being Executive Director and have enjoyed meeting new people and working with you to move ULI Austin in new and impactful directions.  Your new Executive Director, Paulette Gibbins, will be a great addition to the organization and I can’t wait to see where she takes ULI Austin … Read More

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PRESS RELEASE: Report Identifies How CodeNEXT Can Meet Imagine Austin Requirements

  ULI AUSTIN REPORT IDENTIFIES HOW CODENEXT CAN MEET IMAGINE AUSTIN REQUIREMENTS  AUSTIN, Texas – Sept. 14, 2017 –  The Urban Land Institute (ULI) of Austin has issued an 18-page report that analyzed the first draft of the CodeNEXT effort and determined there are many instances where the plan falls short of meeting the goals established by the Imagine Austin plan. The Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan provides a framework for the management and growth of the Austin community, and includes eight priority programs to help implement the plan, of which four … Read More

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August Breakfast Recap: The Hunt for Attainable Housing in Austin

ULI Austin Monthly Breakfast Series Recap: Searching for a Unicorn: The Hunt for Attainable Housing in Austin September 5, 2017   Provided by Hahn Public Relations       Platinum Underwriter:       Moderator: Mandy DeMayo, Community Development Administrator at the City of Austin (former Executive Director at HousingWorks Austin) Panelists: Logan Kimball, Director of Land Development at Brookfield Residential David Steinwedell, CEO at Affordable Central Texas Rod Stambaugh, CEO at Sprout Tiny Homes, Inc.   Key Takeaways: There is a difference between Capital A Affordable versus lower-cased a affordable: Capital A Affordable is legally restricted housing based on an … Read More

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July Breakfast Recap: CONNECTING THE TX DOTS

July Breakfast Series Recap: Connecting the TX DOTS | How Transportation Silos are Slowing Central Texas Down July 26, 2017           Provided by Hahn Public Relations            Platinum Underwriter:  Moderator: Terry Mitchell, President of Momark Development and a Member of the Capital Metro Board Panelists: Victor T. Vandergriff, Commissioner, Texas Transportation Commission, Texas Department of Transportation Michael Trimble, Director of the City of Austin Corridor Program Office Mayor Rob Franke, City of Cedar Hill and Chair of the North Texas Central Regional Transportation Council (The RTC oversees transportation … Read More

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AISD Open House for Upcoming Bond

AISD 2017 Bond Information Austin ISD is hosting a series of informational open houses to learn more about the 2017 Bond that is on the November ballot.  ULI Austin takes no position on this measure, but wants our members to be informed voters. https://www.austinisd.org/announcements/austin-isd-hosts-2017-bond-open-houses

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RFP – Media Partner

ULI Austin is seeking to partner with communications, marketing or public relations firms (“Proposers”) to provide strategy and services that will bring creativity in support of our mission. The RFP provides an overview of the options that ULI Austin will expect the selected Firm to consider in recommending communications, marketing and media activities.  ULI Austin is seeking guidance in prioritizing the needs listed in the RFP and will then determine how to implement recommendations and where to allocate resources and time. This should not be considered an exhaustive list of tactics employed … Read More

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Austin Film Society Takes on Development & Urban Planning

CITIZEN JANE: BATTLE FOR THE CITY is a timely tale of what can happen when engaged citizens fight the power for the sake of a better world.  The film has a limited run, this coming Friday through the following Thursday. On Tuesday, July 18, The Austin Film Society is having a 6 pm “happy hour film chat” about it in the lobby. Click Here for More Information Join the Austin Film Society after the Tuesday, July 18th screening for a Happy Hour Chat at 6 PM in the AFS Cinema lobby led … Read More

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June Breakfast Recap: Preserving Austin’s Live Music Venues

June Breakfast Series Recap: Preserving Austin’s Live Music Venues June 28, 2017                                        Provided by Hahn Public Relations Platinum Underwriter:     Moderator:  John McKinnerney, Castle Hill Partners and Chair of the TAP; Panelists: Cody Cowan, General Manager of the Mohawk; Christine Maguire, Redevelopment Division Manager , City of Austin; and Dan Wheelus, Attorney and executive advisory board member of the Texas Heritage Songwriter’s Association Key Takeaways: The local music scene has a $2.4 … Read More

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